Sung to the tune of "A DAY IN A LIFE," by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
I checked email today oh, boy
About a server crash in mid upgrade
And though the news was rather sad
Well, I just had to call
To stop the server sprawl
Got to the client in my car
They hadn't noticed that their email's down
A crowd of people stood around
I'd seen those faces before
Nobody was really sure if they should just bail for the day…….
I saw the data center today
The email server was a dead black brick
A crowd of developers stood away.
But I just had to look
Having read a book
I love to turn the server on.
Heard the beeps, the drives are dead
Put my cell phone to my head
Found a Starbucks quick and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late
Called the vendor and grabbed my disc
Then Identified the risk
Found a workaround, deployed it fast
Somebody spoke, we have email at last
I read the news today oh, boy
The price of memory went up again
And though the hike was rather small
I must upgrade again
Now we know we're never really down with the server farm.
I keep the servers on and on and on and on and on and on………………
--by Curt Spanburgh